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Post-doc fellowship - Call for Applications: War and citizenship

One 1-year postdoctoral fellowship is available within the PRIN 2015 research project War and citizenship. Redrawing the boundaries of citizenship in the First World War and its aftermath.

 

Head of Research: Prof. Daniela Luigia Caglioti

Host Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II – Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali (Italy)

Approx. starting date: September 2017

 

 

Research Project

Re: Hand Grenade of the Month May 2017 - The Hitler Problem

In understanding the rise of Hitler, and indeed other fascists in Europe, it is important to keep in mind that democratic traditions were very weak. In the Weimar Republic, there was broad rejection, both on the left and the right of parliamentary democracy and liberal traditions. Key elements of society--for example the universities--were mainly anti-democratic, and there were early supporters of Hitler among both professors and students.

Re: Wars are not won by military genius or decisive battles

There is much in this argument, especially if one understands attrition in the broader sense of not simply expending materiel, but also a societal or governmental will to fight. Thus, World War Two can be seen as the grinding down of Germany and Japan through numbers and industrial production, and Vietnam of the Communists wearing down American political support for the South. On the other hand, there are examples of a decisive blow overcoming superior numbers and potential strength: the Israeli victory in the Six Day War is a case in point.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Bruce Kuklick
Reviewer: 
Frank Blazich

Blazich on Kuklick, 'The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood and the Military Make Heroes'


Bruce Kuklick. The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood and the Military Make Heroes. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 224 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2354-9.

Reviewed by Frank Blazich (Smithsonian, National Museum of American History )
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Christoph Mick
Reviewer: 
Dan Gashler

Gashler on Mick, 'Lemberg, Lwów, L'viv, 1914-1947: Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested City'


Christoph Mick. Lemberg, Lwów, L'viv, 1914-1947: Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested City. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2015. 480 pp. $59.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55753-671-6.

Reviewed by Dan Gashler (SUNY Delhi)
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Robert K. Brigham
Reviewer: 
Katelyn Tietzen

Tietzen on Brigham, 'The United States and Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents'


Robert K. Brigham. The United States and Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents. Malden: Wiley Blackwell, 2013. xxi + 301 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4051-9899-8.

Reviewed by Katelyn Tietzen (Kansas State University)
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Jeffrey S. Lantis
Reviewer: 
John Sislin

Sislin on Lantis, 'Arms and Influence: US Technology Innovation and the Evolution of International Security Norms'


Jeffrey S. Lantis. Arms and Influence: US Technology Innovation and the Evolution of International Security Norms. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 280 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9977-5.

Reviewed by John Sislin (National Intelligence University)
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Henry Dozier Russell
Reviewer: 
Jared Dockery

Dockery on Russell, 'The Purge of the Thirtieth Division'


Henry Dozier Russell. The Purge of the Thirtieth Division. Edited by Lawrence M. Kaplan. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2014. 240 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87021-066-2.

Reviewed by Jared Dockery (Harding University)
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey